LEAP is a non-profit education foundation that annually organizes a youth leadership program held at UCLA. Each year, hundreds of students travel from across the globe to attend LEAP’s week-long program dedicated to helping young adults uncover the “real-life” skills needed to achieve great success.
LEAP’s goal is to help young people from around the world find professional and personal success by teaching them real-life keys to success such goal-setting, mentorship, self-motivation, professionalism, and effective communication skills. All of these skills are vital to success, yet omitted from traditional educational system.
LEAP hosts two programs which run concurrently during the week-long LEAP Leadership Seminar: The LEAP High School Program (grades 9–12) and The LEAP Young Adult Program (18-24 year olds). Each program has the same core-curriculum. Students learn social and business etiquette, effective communication, how to find a mentor, how to acquire confidence, to set goals, make the most of their high school and college experience, study smarter, identify and create a career plans, network professionally, manage money, and maintain a healthy body and mind. Click to jump ahead and learn about LEAP’s Curriculum.
What makes LEAP impactful is not just the curriculum, but the the way that it is presented. LEAP teaches these skills with the help of the nation’s top success and motivational speakers. Speakers share their life experiences, which are weaved into the curriculum. By having exciting and high-profile speakers, LEAP teaches Systems for Success in a unique way and gives life to otherwise “dull” topics. Click to jump ahead and learn about LEAP’s Past Speakers.
Before moving on, we recommend watching the attached video. It’s 10 minutes long, but it gives you an outstanding idea of the LEAP Culture, LEAP Curriculum & LEAP Experience.